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Judith Linhares papers, circa 1955-2014

Judith Linhares papers, circa 1955-2014

Linhares, Judith, 1940-

Painter

Collection Information

Size: 3.0 linear feet

Summary: The papers of artist Judith Linhares measure 3.0 linear feet and date from circa 1955-2014. The collection documents her life, career, and inspirations through biographical material, correspondence, writings, illustrated notebooks, exhibition files, and printed material. Eight scrapbooks which Linhares identifies as her "archive" include additional printed material, professional correspondence, consignment agreements, artist statements, photographs, and interview transcripts.

Biographical/Historical Note

Judith Linhares (1940- ) is a painter living and working in New York, New York.

Provenance

Donated to the Archives of American Art by Judith Linhares in 2015.

A Finding Aid to the Judith Linhares Papers, circa 1955-2014, in the Archives of American Art
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Author
Finding aid prepared by Hilary Price
Biographical/Historical note
Judith Linhares (1940- ) is a painter living and working in New York City. Linhares was born in Pasadena and raised in Southern California. She moved to Oakland in 1958 and attended the California College of Arts and Crafts, receiving her BFA in 1964 and her MFA in 1970.
Linhares was included in the 1978 exhibition at the New Museum,
“Bad” Painting
, curated by Marcia Tucker, and shortly thereafter relocated to New York. She is best known for her figurative paintings that explore psychology, feminism, gender, mythology, and narrative.
Linhares is the recipient of numerous grants and awards including three National Endowment for the Arts Grants and a Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship. She has exhibited extensively in the United States.
Arrangement note
The collection is arranged as six series
Series 1: Biographical Material, 1958-2012 (0.4 linear feet; Box 1)
Series 2: Correspondence, 1973-2014 (0.7 linear feet; Box 1-2)
Series 3: Writings and Illustrated Notebooks, circa 1955- 2000s (0.3 linear feet; Box 2)
Series 4: Exhibition Files, 1984-2005 (0.2 linear feet; Box 2)
Series 5: Printed Material, 1971-2010 (0.3 linear feet; Box 2)
Series 6: Scrapbooks, 1957-2013 (1.1 linear feet; Box 2-3)
Scope and Contents note
The papers of artist Judith Linhares measure 3.0 linear feet and date from circa 1955-2014. The collection documents her life, career, and inspirations through biographical material, correspondence, writings, illustrated notebooks, exhibition files, and printed material. Eight scrapbooks which Linhares identifies as her "archive" include additional printed material, professional correspondence, consignment agreements, artist statements, photographs, and interview transcripts.
Provenance
Donated to the Archives of American Art by Judith Linhares in 2015.
Processing Information note
The collection was processed to a minimal level and a finding aid prepared by Hilary Price in 2016.

Restrictions on Access

Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.

How to Cite This Collection

Judith Linhares papers, circa 1955-2014. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

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